Coming up this week, we all have an opportunity to view an amazing light show from our backyards for free! It’s called the Lyrid meteor shower, and it has been happening for the past 2,700 years.
Every year in April, this meteor shower is active approximately from the 16th to the 25th, according to EarthSky.org. “We expect the shower to pick up beginning late at night on Sunday, April 19, 2020, probably peaking in the predawn hours on Wednesday, April 22.”
The best time to watch this light show in the sky is between midnight and dawn. While this is very late, it does only happen once a year, so letting the kids stay up to watch it might be worth it for everyone. Grab some blankets or lawn chairs, find an open spot outside where you can see the whole sky and look up to see the meteor shower!
Click here to learn more about what causes the Lyrid meteor showers.